Left Menu
Development News Edition

Singapore to introduce special travel pass for senior executives

On Wednesday, Singapore authorities announced that more COVID-19 restrictions will be eased including allowing more people to return to the workplace, subject to conditions. Among employees who are able to work from home, no more than half should return to the workplace at any point in time.

PTI | Singapore | Updated: 24-09-2020 14:27 IST | Created: 24-09-2020 14:27 IST
Singapore to introduce special travel pass for senior executives

Singapore will introduce a new business travel pass for senior executives with regional or international responsibilities, as it announced that more COVID-19 restrictions will be eased. Travellers on this pass can choose to take a COVID-19 test in lieu of a stay-home notice when they return to Singapore, Channel News Asia reported. On Wednesday, Singapore authorities announced that more COVID-19 restrictions will be eased including allowing more people to return to the workplace, subject to conditions.

Among employees who are able to work from home, no more than half should return to the workplace at any point in time. In addition, employees should continue to work from home for at least half their working time, the Health Ministry said. Working from home will still remain the default mode of working, the ministry added.

Restrictions on worship services and wedding receptions will also be eased from October 3. Up to 100 attendees will be allowed at worship services and weddings, up from the current limit of 50. Authorities are also considering a trial to increase attendance limits at congregational services to up to 250 people, with five zones of 50 people each. On Wednesday, Singapore also raised the minimum age of children who need to wear masks from two to six years old.

However, health authorities said young children should be encouraged to continue wearing a mask or face shield, especially when they are in groups, to guard against COVID-19. Singapore recorded 15 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including five imported, taking the national tally to 57,654, according to the Health Ministry.

There were no new cases from the community while the imported cases have been placed under stay-home notice (SHN). Three of the four imported cases, reported on Wednesday, came from India on September 11 while the other case was from Iran arriving here on September 11, the ministry said. With 29 patients being discharged from hospital on Wednesday, 57,291 people have recovered from the disease.

Thirty-six confirmed cases are still in hospital while 285 are isolated and cared for at community facilities..


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Smart healthcare: IoT redefining the way healthcare is delivered

As the world is embracing the new wave of digitalization triggered by the pandemic and the arrival of 5G, the adoption of IoT devices will further boom. With adoption set to soar, IoT security issues and other challenges cant be ignored any...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Mathura Bar Association to go on strike against shifting of tribunal

The Mathura Bar Association has given a strike call for Tuesday against shifting of a tribunal, an office bearer of the organisation said. The strike is to rescind the decision of shifting of motor accident claim tribunal from the court com...

Italians to spend 18% less as COVID dampens Christmas spirit -study

Italians are expected to spend almost a fifth less on Christmas gifts this year than in 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed shops, restricted social gatherings, and hit incomes, business association Confcommercio said on...

Tamil Nadu reports 1,410 new cases of COVID-19

Tamil Nadu has reported nine deaths and 1,410 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. According to the State Health Department, the total cases of COVID-19 in the state have gone up to 7,81,915.Tamil Nadu has reported 1,410 new cases, 1...

Bulgarian doctors exhausted as COVID deaths hit record

With coronavirus death rates surging to record levels in Bulgaria, doctors and nurses in a health service already weakened by decades of emigration to the West say they are exhausted.Look at our nurse here, she was positive, had high fever ...

Give Feedback